MEL Manager Non-profit Job Careers – Village Enterprise

Job Title:    MEL Manager II
Organization: Village
Enterprise
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Village Enterprise
is an International non-governmental organization whose mission is to equip
people living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable
businesses. Village Enterprise has made a strategic decision to direct its
poverty alleviation efforts on people living in extreme poverty in rural, sub-Saharan
Africa. Village Enterprise targets the poor, provides business training, seed
capital/startup funds and on-going mentoring to over 10,000 new entrepreneurs
to start 3,000 enterprises each years. Since its inception in 1987, Village
Enterprise has started over 33,000 micro enterprises.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
MEL Lead for
Replication Programming (40%)
  • Build and maintain relationships with Extend and partner staff
  • Lead design of monitoring, evaluation, and research frameworks for
    replication partnerships
  • Oversee implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and research
    frameworks for replication partnerships
  • Identify tools, resources, and best practices to help improve MEL
    programming
  • Support refinement and development of data collection instruments,
    including survey development in TaroWorks or on other platforms as
    appropriate for partnership
  • Work to increase effectiveness and quality of partner data
    collection policies and processes
  • Design and implement systems for data management
  • Data quality review, data cleaning, analysis, and reporting
  • Contribute to ongoing MEL-related professional development for
    Village and partner staff
  • Create or maintain high quality MEL training materials (Manuals,
    PowerPoint presentations, practice TaroWorks forms, etc)
MEL Lead for
Innovations Programming (40%)
  • Build and maintain relationships with Innovations staff; coordinate
    closely with the Innovations team, ensuring smooth integration of
    iteration testing and impact measurement across MEL and Innovations workflows
  • Supervise and support Innovations staff as appropriate for
    iterations testing and impact measurement
  • Support lean testing efforts of Innovations Team
  • Design and lead iteration testing and/or impact measurement in
    relation to initiatives developed by the Innovations team as appropriate
    for the purposes of making evaluative conclusions regarding the value of
    adopting and/or scaling initiatives
  • Manage the implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and research
    frameworks for Innovations projects making it to the Implementation Stage
  • Support refinement and development of data collection instruments,
    including survey development in TaroWorks or on other platforms as
    appropriate
  • Record ‘methods of exploration’ and ‘results’ for integration into
    Innovations team documentation of larger workflows
  • Work to increase effectiveness and quality of data collection
    policies and processes
  • Identify tools, resources, and best practices to help improve lean
    learning
  • Contribute to ongoing MEL-related professional development for
    Innovations staff
  • Create or maintain high quality MEL training materials (Manuals,
    PowerPoint presentations, practice TaroWorks forms, etc.)
  • Facilitate staff trainings and provide support for adoption of lean
    learning methods
  • Data quality review, data cleaning, analysis, and reporting
  • Database management and information management
  • Cross-functional collaboration with at all levels of the
    organization
MEL Support for
General Programming (15%)
  • Support planning and implementation for Core and Partnerships MEL
    programming as needed
  • Contribute to ongoing MEL-related professional development for MEL
    staff
  • Support Database management and information management for Core and
    Partnerships
  • MEL programming as needed
  • Additional MEL-related work as assigned by MEL Director
Operations Role
(5%)
  • Provide management oversight and leadership, as requested by, and in
    collaboration with, the East Africa Field Management Team
  • Participate in and contribute to mid-management meetings when
    applicable
  • Support general operations as needed


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a 
    degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics or a
    related field; Preference will be given to candidates with a relevant
    Master’s degree (completed or enrolled)
  • Possess the technical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in
    the role
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with data analysis; good
    command of STATA
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Google Documents, Gmail, and Android applications
  • Understand the elements of data quality: consistent, complete,
    accurate, timely, verifiable, valid
  • Proven ability to design monitoring and evaluation plans, including developing
    theories of change and logical frameworks
  • Ability to develop SMART indicators
  • Literacy with the basic methods for data collection: surveys,
    interviews, performance tests, site visits/observation, focus group
    discussions, participatory methods, pre-existing data
  • Experience designing and implementing surveys
  • Experience conducting data quality reviews and with cleaning data
  • Understand principles of Human Centered Design
  • Possess Training and Communication Skills
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate key concepts to multitude of stakeholders
    across the organization
  • Ability to orally communicate issues, problems, and key information
  • Ability to write clear, concise memos highlighting issues, problems,
    and key information
  • Experience working as part of a diverse team with the ability to
    work via email, phone, Skype, and other virtual communications
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks
    efficiently, and a team player
  • Must be a very strong critical thinker able to identify potential
    solutions to challenges in new environments
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or TaroWorks is a plus
How to Apply:
Please send your
resume and motivation letter as single file attachment, specifying how your
experience and qualifications are well suited for this role to Celeste Brubaker
(celeste@villageenterprise.org)
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